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Chuck Denofrio (64.135.203.63)
Posted on Friday, November 21, 2003 - 02:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I finsihed my all electric HERMS and had to have a test drive. Went out and bought 50lbs of pale brewed 2 step mashes at 10 gals each. According to pro mash I did very good! All numbers right on. Now you can't stop there, so with some time left I knew a single infusion would work. Into the can it went and I checked the SG with correction and I was way off! Pro Mash said I did 55%. Has anyone used "Pilsen Malt" Briess, Undermodified? I did.
So....do I give my wife 10 gallons of starch for the curtains(yes she does) or..what????
While you think about it I'll sit in the corner with my pointed hat.
 

Walt Fischer (24.221.196.114)
Posted on Friday, November 21, 2003 - 04:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Single infusion may work on your new system... but not with undermodifyed malt...

Walt
 

Bill Pierce (24.141.63.119)
Posted on Friday, November 21, 2003 - 03:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The undermodified malt requires a step mash at the least and decoction for highest efficiency. It's really a kind of historical artifact. At this point go ahead and see what happens to your beer. It may be cloudy with starch haze and you may want to drink it relatively quickly but it likely will taste just fine.
 

Dave Johnston (12.221.36.212)
Posted on Friday, November 21, 2003 - 03:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Or you could add amylase enzyme powder to the fermenter and let it finish the conversion for you in situ. You gotta trust me on this you'll end up with a great beer.

BigT
 

Chuck Denofrio (64.135.203.40)
Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2003 - 02:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry for ducking out, had to. Big T how much of an add?
 

Walt Fischer (24.221.196.114)
Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2003 - 02:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

amylase... be careful.. could explode.... snicker
and if it doesnt explode, Bill will...;>

Walt
 

Chuck Denofrio (64.135.203.40)
Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2003 - 02:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok, I'll bite whats the joke??
 

Denny Conn (140.211.82.4)
Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2003 - 06:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Chuck, I'd say none at all. Thre's really no reason I can think of. Dave says trust me, you'll end up with great beer. I say, trust me, there's not much chance you'll make great beer. Take your choice...
 

Chuck Denofrio (64.135.203.19)
Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2003 - 11:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If its just haze, who cares.If its drinkable great.
If not, there's always the curtains.
Thanks for the help.
 

Bill Pierce (24.141.63.119)
Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2003 - 12:18 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My experience is that amylase enzyme (or Beano) is unforgiving and somewhat unpredictable. If you use the slightest amount too much (and it's easy to do that) you can end up with thin, alcoholic rocket fuel that can take months or even years of aging to become drinkable.
 

Chuck Denofrio (64.135.203.22)
Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2003 - 03:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Bill. will wait for mother nature to do her thing.

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